Staff Retention Paper

Staff Retention Paper

Due to budget constraints, government employees continue to be asked to do more with less. At the same time, lack of competitive salaries, a limited pool of qualified candidates, and lack of funds are admitted top hindrances to hiring in state central procurement offices.

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Green Purchasing Guide

Green Purchasing Guide

NASPO has developed this Green Purchasing Guide for its members and others to use in navigating the sea of information surrounding the adoption of a green purchasing program.

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Clickable Map to State E-Procurement Websites

E-Procurement Websites

Click on a state in the above map for information about state procurement offices, including existing and planned state procurements
Cooperative Contracts

Cooperative Contracts

  • Computer Equipment, Peripherals & Related Services - MN
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  • Wireless Communication & Equipment - NV
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  • Data Communications Products & Services 14-19 (UT)
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  • Satellite Phones (WSCA-UT)
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NASPO News Headlines

NASPO State Procurement News


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UPPCC Governing Board Eliminates 10-Year Limitation on Education and Training
The UPPCC Governing Board made an adjustment to the newly revised requirements for certification that went into effect in January this year.

The new certification requirements establish minimum requirements that apply to all applicants across the board. The elimination of the 10-year limit on coursework and training is geared to further reach the goal of raising the level of professionalism in the purchasing field.

Read the full article from UPPCC here.

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2014-2015 Board of Directors
2014-2015 NASPO Board of Directors elections were held at the annual business meeting in Burlington, Vermont in early September. Deborah Damore (VT) was sworn in as President and Paul Mash (UT) was elected President-Elect. Congratulations to the following newly elected members of the Board: Lance Fulcher (MS) and Dianne Lancaster (OR). Jim Butler (CA), Larry Maxwell (NM), and James Staton (DC) were re-elected for another term.
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2014 Cronin Award Winners Announced
Check out our latest NASPO Press Release regarding the 2014 George Cronin Award for Procurement Excellence Winners that were announced last week at NASPO Annual Conference in Burlington, Vermont. Congratulations on a job well done!
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Cooperative Purchasing Organization

Western States Contracting Alliance (WSCA) logo The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) has formed a subsidiary entity, the WSCA-NASPO Cooperative Purchasing Organization
(WSCA-NASPO), to manage its national cooperative purchasing program. The Cooperative Purchasing Organization was formed in October of 2012 and began operating officially on January 1, 2013.
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Chief Officer Spotlight

Jeff Brownlee
Chief Procurement Officer
State of Michigan

Jeff Brownlee, Senior Deputy Director and Chief Procurement Officer for the State of Michigan, leads the procurement function within the ...
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